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Sony Xperia Advance vs ZTE Grand X Max (Z787)

Side by side comparison between Sony Xperia Advance vs ZTE Grand X Max phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

Sony Xperia Advance




32bit Dual


(Non removable)

ZTE Grand X Max (Z787)





32bit Quad



What's the better phone? ZTE Grand X Max (Z787)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Xperia Advance8 Advantages Sony Xperia AdvancevsGrand X Max (Z787)18 Advantages ZTE Grand X Max (Z787)
+110 grams (3.85 ounces)56%
vs172 grams (6.02 ounces)
+TFT LED-Backlit LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit LCD display is brighter and more vivid
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+Waterproof (IP?)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
1Ghz 32bit Dual-Corevs+1.2Ghz 32bit Quad-Core47%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
512MB LPDDR2vs+1GB LPDDR2100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
9.8 millimeters (0.39 inches)vs+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)24%
320x480 pixelsvs+720x1280 pixels5 times
Higher resolution screen
165 PPIvs+245 PPI48%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Larger screen
(back) 5MPvs+(back) 8MP59%
Higher resolution main camera
Not supportedvs+HDR photo only main cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
Not supportedvs+(front) 1MPAdvantage
A front-camera is best for taking selfies
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Beanvs+Android 4.4.2 KitKatAdvantage
Android 4.4.2 KitKat is newer and safer
3G HSUPAvs+3G+ HSPA+Advantage
The 3G+ HSPA+ network is newer and faster
(3G HSUPA) 14.4 Mbpsvs+(3G+ HSPA+) 21 Mbps46%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
1305 mAhvs+3200 mAh145%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)vs+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
Not supportedvs+Video callingAdvantage
The video calling allows to make calls with voice and video
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
3.0 + A2DPvs+4.0 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.0 + A2DP is newer and faster
HTML, XHTML, Flash playervs+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet

19 Common items in both devices
8GB (4GB available)
Until 32GB microSD, microSDHC
16 million
LED flash
Only digital zoom
HD (1280x720)
+12 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSony Xperia AdvanceZTE Grand X Max (Z787)
ModelXperia AdvanceGrand X Max (Z787)
Other model namesSony Xperia Go ST27a, Sony LotusCricket ZTE Grand Xmax Z787, ZTE Z787
Country or region availableUSA
feature not registered
Release dateNovember, 2012October, 2014
Depth9.8 millimeters (0.39 inches)7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)60.3 x 111 millimeters (2.37 x 4.37 in)83.1 x 162.1 millimeters (3.27 x 6.38 in)
Weight110 grams (3.85 ounces)172 grams (6.02 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersWaterproof (IP?)Not supported
System (OS)Sony Xperia AdvanceZTE Grand X Max (Z787)
Operating systemAndroid 2.3.7 GingerbreadAndroid 4.4.2 KitKat
Firmware updateAndroid 4.1.2 Jelly Beanfeature not registered
HardwareSony Xperia AdvanceZTE Grand X Max (Z787)
Chipset32bit - ST-Ericsson NovaThor U850032bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212
CPU processor1Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A91.2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-400Qualcomm Adreno 302
Internal storage8GB (4GB available)8GB (4GB available)
External storageUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
Until 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySony Xperia AdvanceZTE Grand X Max (Z787)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit LCDTFT LCD
Screen size3.5" inches6" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~54.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~73.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution320x480 pixels720x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 4-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)165 PPI245 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSony Xperia AdvanceZTE Grand X Max (Z787)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload14.4/5.76 Mbps21/5.76 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G2G, 3G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/1900/2100UMTS 850/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSony Xperia AdvanceZTE Grand X Max (Z787)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Video callingNot supportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraSony Xperia AdvanceZTE Grand X Max (Z787)
Back camera (main camera)5 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution2592x1944 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)HD (1280x720) 30 fpsHD (1280x720) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRNot supportedHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraSony Xperia AdvanceZTE Grand X Max (Z787)
Front camera (secondary)Not supported1 megapixels
Front camera resolutionNot supported1280x720 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Not supportedHD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSony Xperia AdvanceZTE Grand X Max (Z787)
RadioFM (RDS)Not supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.263, H.264, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAVMP3, WAV, eAAC+
ConnectivitySony Xperia AdvanceZTE Grand X Max (Z787)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth3.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSony Xperia AdvanceZTE Grand X Max (Z787)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, Flash playerHTML, XHTML, HTML5
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Proximity sensor
Ambient Light sensor
Other features- Colors: White, Black, Yellow
- Sony Reality Display
- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
- 3D surround sound
- Sony xLOUD
- Video stabiliser
- WiFi hotspot
- IP67 certified: dust and water proof
- Java framework
- Colors: Black
- Quick Charge 1.0
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework
Power supplySony Xperia AdvanceZTE Grand X Max (Z787)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity1305 mAh3200 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy330 minutes | 5.5 hours | 0.2 day420 minutes | 7 hours | 0.3 day
Standby27600 minutes | 460 hours | 19.2 days51600 minutes | 860 hours | 35.8 days
Radiation rateSony Xperia AdvanceZTE Grand X Max (Z787)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.12W/kg (head) | 0.96W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.89W/kg (head)feature not registered

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